Heavy rainfall in a wildfire-charred area of North Central Washington state triggered flash flooding and mudslides that stranded motorists and closed highways, a forecaster said on Friday. Vehicles were trapped in debris-laden water at about 8 p.m. PDT Thursday (0300 GMT Friday) in Okanogan County, and mud and rocks carried by moving water blocked State Highway 20, said National Weather Service ...
Gonzalez was forced to postpone his plans to build a grow facility when recreational use was legalized statewide on July 1 because Yakima is one of the counties along with Clark, Fife and others that have banned marijuana businesses.
Wildfires left terrain barren and ripe for slides; motorists stranded on blocked highways; flash floods hit firefighters' camp
(AP) — Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of two highways and stranding some motorists. The state Transportation Department says mud and debris have closed a nine-mile stretch of Highway 153 and a 25-mile section of State Highway 20.
A Washington state trooper says floods and mud slides triggered by heavy rain on wildfire-burned terrain in north-central Washington have blocked portions of two highways, stranding some motorists. No injuries have been reported.
OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash.- A Washington state trooper says floods and mud slides triggered by heavy rain on wildfire-burned terrain in north-central Washington have blocked portions of two highways, stranding some motorists.
The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery. Officials have been looking hard, too.
The National Park Service said Thursday it will consider moving grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state to aid their recovery.
Monday, August 25, is a state parks ‘free day’ in Washington. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The ‘free day’ is in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. State Parks ‘free days’ are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by ...
By Isabel Coles MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state, says it played a decisive role in blunting the militants' sweep through Iraq, which ...
MONTREAL -- Washington State Marijuana users spent $3.8 million ($127,000 per day) in the first month of legal sales. That will bring in approximately $1 million in state taxes, from 18 stores.
Washington State Kitchen and Bath is now a proud sponsor of Lake Washington Kangs Football. In addition to helping provide safe equipment, LKSB is proud to provide scholarships for team participation fees and other program costs. (PRWeb August 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12111130.htm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this ...
Before the game SWX will start the festivities with a live pregame show at 11:00 a.m. PT with special ESPN guest Colin Cowherd, all leading up to a behind-the-scenes feature on EWU football at noon. Enjoy the trailer for the Inside Eastern Washington Football special in the video player above!
Washington released it's 2014-15 nonconference men's basketball schedule, which includes a home game against San Diego State and a trip to Las Vegas to play Oklahoma. Both two teams advanced to the NCAA tournament last season. Other schedule highlights include a trip to the Wooden Legacy in southern California for three games and a possible title matchup against UTEP or Princeton. The Huskies ...
The Washington Business Alliance just released an interactive map and statistics about the economic impact of Washington State's wine industry and the numbers are pretty impressive. In 2011, the total economic impact of the industry was $8.6B just within the...
Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are asking the federal government to reconsider a decision denying help for individuals affected by huge wildfires in Washington state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even so, the U.S. military pressed ahead with its campaign, conducting nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday.
The Washington Women’s Foundation has selected N. Elizabeth McCaw as its next President, effective September 3, 2014. McCaw replaces Carla Lewis, who is retiring after six y
A powerful Washington State union has abandoned defending a forced dues scheme and shifted its tactics to appealing to home health workers to remain in the union.